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Bird Flu Base Maps Available from East View Cartographic

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, USA – October 21, 2005 – East View Cartographic (EVC) today announced the availability of maps intended to support the international community’s efforts to control the spread of the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus. Maps are available in paper and digital versions in a variety of the most commonly used scales. The authoritative maps include coverage of the Southeast Asian countries most directly affected including Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam. Other worldwide and regional collections including Eastern Europe, Russia, and China are also available. Reliable geospatial reference information in the form of topographic base maps and GIS data is considered an essential tool in support of cooperative efforts to control the spread of the disease.

According to EVC president and CEO Kent Lee, “East View has invested many years in assembling one of the most unique and complete archives of maps from around the world. We’re pleased to be in a position to offer assistance to the international community and affiliated agencies responsible for controlling the potential spread of bird flu and its associated health risks.” East View Cartographic’s map collection is derived from definitive sources including national mapping agencies and can be acquired for immediate use among multiple agencies cooperating in the effort to monitor, control, and disseminate information about the spread of the disease.

About East View

East View was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. East View is comprised of East View Information Services (, East View Geospatial ( and East View Map Link ( East View maintains thousands of supplier/publisher relationships throughout the world for maps and geospatial data and Russian, Arabic and Chinese-produced social and hard science content. East View manages a data center, library and warehouse in Minneapolis where it hosts and stores dozens of foreign language databases, hundreds of thousands of maps and atlases and millions of geospatial, Russian, Chinese and Arabic metadata records. Uncommon Information. Extraordinary Places. East View.